|It happens far more often than developers like|
British Petroleum and their local proponents
will ever admit.
The committee's feeling was that personal use turbines could pose far greater concerns for the town because of their "do-it-yourself" mentality that often overlooks and avoids expensive, but professional advise. One committee member pointed out that the recently installed personal turbine on Tibbetts Point road was, in many respects, done properly if not even with a bit of "design and construction overkill".
After telling the committee that he has seen many abandoned personal turbines around the county, he said that one available model of personal turbines had a shroud built around it as a safety device. The question was, "How would setbacks be fair to such a device?" The town's zoning officer, serving as a member of the committee, commented, "that is where the homeowner wanting that kind of safer personal turbine would apply to the ZBA for a variance."